Chasetown FC picked up a point on Boxing Day against Leek Town.

The Scholars made a great start and almost scored inside the first five minutes with a long range effort from Jack Partridge superbly tipped over by Danny Roberts. 

Leek then had the ball in the net only to have celebrations cut short by the linesman’s flag. 

The Scholars fell behind in the 21st minute when a free header from Robert Stevenson at the far post put the North Staffordshire side ahead. 

Tom Hill almost levelled but was denied by a low save from Roberts. 

Chasetown levelled just before half time. George Cater was tripped on the edge of the box and took the free kick himself curling a peach of an effort beyond Roberts. 

Cater was then just wide with a deflected free kick in first half stoppage time. 

Leek had the lion’s share of second half possession but Chasetown stood firm with the closest effort an attempt blocked brilliantly by loanee defender Dan Vann. 

Vann then made another clearance off the line in the final minute as Boxing Day honours were even. 

Skipper Ryan Wynter almost scored a dramatic winner with a late header just over the crossbar. 

Wynter went even closer in stoppage time with a low shot blocked by Marc Grocutt.